Tivoli Audio To Expand Lineup


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Tivoli Audio

will go to January's International CES with its first stand-alone iPod/iPhone dock, which connects to any existing A/V system, and a high-performance mono table radio that is smaller than the company's current models.

Both will join the company's existing selection of AM/FM table radios, AM/FM portable radios and FM/Internet table radios. The Model 200 table radio ships in the spring, and the dock ships in March.

Tivoli’s Connector will connect iPods and iPhones to TVs and audio systems.

The dock, called the Connector, works with iPhone, making it unnecessary to place a docked iPhone in airplane mode to prevent audible interference with a nearby sound system while iPhone music plays back. As a result, an iPhone's cellular radio remains on and able to receive calls while iPhone-stored music is playing. In addition, the music automatically mutes when a call comes in.

The Connector features S- and composite-video outputs for connection to TVs, analog minijack output for connection to audio systems, nine dock adapters, 100-240V universal external power supply, and power adapter plugs for use in all parts of the world. The back of an iPod or iPhone rests on an adjustable metal support to prevent dock- and iPod/iPhone-connector damage when the controls of an iPod or iPhone are pushed. The dock also comes with an IR remote to control most iPod/iPhone functions. The Connectors is available in furniture-grade walnut, cheery or black wood finishes and in multi-layer high-gloss white.

The new single-chassis mono AM/FM table radio is the Model 200, which is smaller than current Tivoli models at 8 inches by 4.5 inches by 4.5 inches and, unlike the other AM/FM table radios, features digital tuning of analog stations as well as remote control. The radio features embedded 3-inch driver, but an add-on speaker will be available to deliver stereo sound. It will be available in furniture-grade cherry, walnut, and wenge wood finishes.

Like the company's tabletop FM/Internet radio, the Model 200 features a single rotary control on top to access all functions, including clock-radio functions, through a menu appearing on a front-panel LCD display with adjustable brightness. Functions can also be accessed by the included remote.

Features include treble, bass, loudness and balance controls; digital clock; two independent alarms; and sleep timer and snooze control. It maintains time during power outages. The radio also features five station-preset buttons on back. Other features include aux and mix audio input, and record, headphone and subwoofer outputs.


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